|Policy Type:||Regulatory Instruments>Other mandatory requirements, Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Grants and subsidies, Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Feed-in tariffs/premiums|
|Policy Target:||Solar>Solar photovoltaic|
|Size of Plant Targeted:||Small|
|Agency:||Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Agency for Natural Resources and Energy (ANRE)|
|Funding:||Surcharge collected from electricity users|
In November 2009, Excess Electricity Purchasing Scheme for Solar PV Electricity was started. Under this scheme, electric utilities should purchase excess electricity produced from solar PV system at a fixed price. The purchase price for residential PV facilities was 48 yen/kWh and that for non-residential was 24 yen/kWh. Purchase period is 10 years. And the cost for this scheme will be covered by a monthly surcharge collected from electricity users.
In 2011, purchase price was changed to 42 yen/kWh for residential PV facilities and to 40 yen/kWh for non-residential. And in 2012, this scheme was replaced by Feed-in Tariff scheme for all the renewable sources.
|This record is superseded by:||Feed-in Tariff for electricity generated from renewable energy|
Last modified: Thu, 15 Sep 2016 09:56:45 CEST